Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

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See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Put Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall into our Takayama itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If they wish every 30 minutes to explain the young maiden. We have the clarity to the question. The model of one-tenth of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine at the same rate, in Alpine sunlight Hida craftsmen involved in repair, interesting.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Takayama Festival is famous but they have a chance because you want to watch real thoughts visit the admission honest time maiden description of glass stand four only, such as the 10 minutes of video is. Ticket sakurayama Nikko Hotel miniatures of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and the engraving was superb.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Just 4 tanks (entrance a little expensive compared with other visits) but with d a video showing the festival and there are explanatory plaques in English. Allows to glimpse an aspect of Japanese culture. The finesse and beauty of the tanks is worth a visit. We missed little Festival of Gion in Kyoto and so we had the impression to make up some. A couple with the visit of the houses preserved Takayama.
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  • April 17, 2017
    Excellent exhibits, good video showing the festival. Ticket also includes the museum next door that displays amazing models of old places
  • March 26, 2017
    Cute, English guide is a little hard to understand and sign English a little funny, but generally understandable. Beautiful floats.
  • February 17, 2017
    Floats are impressive, however this exhibition was the most expensive museum we went to in all Japan. For that it doesn't offer much. Not a good value
  • January 21, 2017
    Has an English guide, but the video which explains the function of the floats and the ceremony they are involved in is not. They are pretty, but without much context it is up to the visitors imagination, unless they speak Japanese obviously.
  • January 24, 2017
    Some of the floats are exhibited here. Definitely visit here if you don't get the chance to participate the festival.

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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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